Knitting for home Knitted building bricks

Knitted building bricks

Knitted building bricks

Our clever knitted building bricks are ideal toys for tots.


Each brick measures approximately 10cm/4in square.


For the set of three: 1 x 100g (155m) ball of Hayfield Baby Chunky (70% acrylic, 30% nylon) in each of Applebob (405), Plum (407) and Brook (403).

Pair of 6mm (No. 4) knitting needles.

A long knitter's sewing needle.

Washable toy filling.

6 very large buttons for each ball.


15 stitches and 21 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over moss stitch, using 6mm needles.

Note: Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. The very large buttons used in this project should not be a safety risk for young children, particularly as they are sewn on with yarn which must be cut - it cannot be broken.

Square (make 6)

Using 6mm needles, cast on 15 sts.

1st row (right side): K1, [p1, k1] 7 times.

2nd row: As 1st row - mst.

Repeat 1st and 2nd rows, 9 times more, then work 1st row again. Total of 21 rows. Cast off knitwise (wrong side). 


Note: When picking up along the cast-on edge insert the needle under one strand of each stitch, but when picking up along the side edges insert the needle under two strands of the stitch.

Cast-on edge: Right side facing, pick up and k15 sts (one picked-up stitch in one cast-on stitch). Cast off knitwise.

Side edges: Right side facing, pick up and k15 sts (this will mean missing approximately every 3rd row-end stitch).

Cast off knitwise.

To make up

Fasten off the ends on the wrong side of each square, using them to join and neaten the corners. Join the squares by holding them right sides together, the knitting yarn threaded in a knitter's sewing needle, and making running stitches through both thicknesses just below the stitches of the cast-off edges. First join a strip of four squares and then place the remaining pair of squares either side the second or third of these four. Leaving part of one square open, join the remaining sides to make a cube. Fill with wadding, pushing it into the corners (use the end of a knitting needle) but not filling the centre too firmly. Close opening.

Use the knitting yarn in a knitter's sewing needle and, taking the needle through the brick with each stitch in order to link the buttons, sew buttons to opposite sides of the brick.